April 16, 2010
BETHESDA, Md. - Mike Nemeth hit a sacrifice fly in the top of the eighth inning to score the Huskies' winning run as the University of Connecticut baseball team defeated Georgetown 9-8 in BIG EAST Conference play on Friday night at Shirley Povich Field in Bethesda, Md.
Nemeth finished the game 1-for-4 with three RBI as the Huskies improved to 25-7 on the year and 8-2 in the league. With the loss, Georgetown drops to 18-16 overall and 2-8 in the BIG EAST standings.
Elliot Glynn made his eighth start of the season on the hill for the Huskies as he went 4.0 innings, allowing nine hits and six earned runs, while he struck out four batters. Dan Feehan went three innings, allowing two hits and one earned run, while Scott Oberg put in a solid effort in the eighth inning to earn the victory for his fourth of the season.
With the win, UConn extends its current win streak to 13 games, its best streak since winning 11 straight games during the 2003 season.
UConn used a 5-run seventh inning to tie the game before Nemeth's sacrifice fly in the eighth scored the game-winning run as George Springer crossed the plate. Springer reached base on a Georgetown fielding error before stealing second and advancing to third on another Hoyas' error. The sophomore later scored on Nemeth's RBI sacrifice fly.
Georgetown took an 8-3 lead after five innings before UConn tallied the five runs in the seventh frame to tie the game. In the seventh, UConn's Billy Ferriter hit a two RBI single with the bases loaded to lead the Huskies' rally in the frame.
Kevin Vance threw the final inning of the game as he allowed one hit and struck out one for his fifth save of the season.
Pierre LePage finished the game with one hit and two RBI, while Ferriter went 2-for-4 with one run and two RBI. Georgetown's Vincent took the loss to even out to 1-1 on the year.
UConn returns to action on Saturday, April 17 with a 7:00 p.m. contest against Georgetown. It will be the second game of the three-game weekend series.